It is said, the weak are chosen to confound that which is mighty. It is in the weakness of addiction that you will find your strength. It is in your weakness where you will find that you can be a good example for others in the same quagmire. But only if you have the wisdom to self-assess and use acceptance of self with honor.
Did it take my crumbling to sand to make me whole?
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.Walt Disney
Just like ceramics, in order to change from raw form to wholesome product one must be willing to go through the fire. Still, I ask, Have I confronted "The Weakness"? Have I given it a name. Ya! It's my being impulsive, to a fault. Some times it works for me. Most times it does not. It is in the occasions that my impulsive trait fails me, where I find out (usually in a fierce, fiery way).... that all scenarios cannot be served well by my being impetuous.
Freedom gives us choice. In America we get more choice than is actually needed. For example, your income allows you to buy as much liquor or drugs or food or sex as,,, well? As much as you can afford, really. You can choose to give in to your compulsions and make brash, reckless, spontaneous, hasty and thoughtless decisions. All for which there are consequences, in most instances negative ones. Consequences which you, your family, friends, neighbors and even strangers must live with. Addicts tend to forget that their decisions affect more than just them. Don't believe me? Ask the victims of drunk drivers.
Having an addiction, to me, signals you have impulse control issues. You can go on this way...Or... you can be watchful, guarded, cautious, vigilant and restrained. Which pays off in the long run. Typically, with peace of mind.
Peace of mind. What more can you ask for?